Helpful Information for New Residents
Welcome to the Village of Elmwood Park! This page was created to help you find information you need to get settled in. The Village’s web site is a great resource for new and existing residents. Visit often to learn what’s going on with your Village government.
Contact Information & Directory
The Village of Elmwood Park offers a variety of services. Residents can call (708) 452-7300 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM -12:00 PM to ask questions. Residents can also view the Village Directory to locate the appropriate department head:
Click Here for the Village of Elmwood Park Directory.
To see a complete list of our latest city codes & ordinances click the button below
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Paying Bills Online
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Parks & Recreation
The Village of Elmwood Park Recreation Department is pleased and honored that you plan to spend some time with us enjoying your leisure hours. We take our commitment very seriously to provide you with the very best activities possible.
The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of leisure opportunities for you and your family. We sincerely hope that you will find some phase of our program that will be of interest. We are confident we can live up to your expectations. Please contact us at 708-452-3935.
In case of an emergency: Dial 911
For non-emergencies the Elmwood Park Police Department’s phone number is: 708-453-2137
The full-time Fire Department boasts the most advanced equipment, Chief , 24 full-time fire fighters, and 6 full-time paramedics on staff prepared to treat any resident in need.
The Village operates an Enhanced 911 Emergency System, CPR training, blood pressure testing and fire prevention programs.
The department operates two stations and the locations are listed below.
Solid Waste/Garbage & Recycling
Seem more information about Elmwood Park’s solid waste/garbage & recycling programs
Real Estate Tax Transfer
Before buying property in Elmwood Park, buyers must pay a real estate transfer tax.
When there is a snow accumulation of 2 inches or more of snow on the streets in the Village, no parking will be allowed on odd numbered addresses (East and South Sides) on odd numbered dates, and even numbered addresses (West and North Sides) on even numbered dates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These restrictions shall not apply to vehicles parked on Harlem, Belmont, Grand or North Avenues. Failure to remove your vehicle will result in a violation of $50.00 per occurrence and will be towed at the owner’s expense.
The Village will notify residents when this snow related parking restriction is in effect via Blackboard, Facebook, and the Village’s Website www.elmwoodpark.org. (To sign up for Facebook and blackboard alerts, please visit the Village’s website.)
Read More (Snow Removal page link)
2nd Division vehicles (truck, tractor, trailer, camper, house trailer, boat trailer, van) or any vehicle which is designed or used for pulling or carrying freight or pleasure vehicle used for commercial purposes shall not park on the streets located within the Village of Elmwood Park.
Residents of the Village of Elmwood Park may park in the areas designated as resident parking only. The vehicle must bear a current Village of Elmwood Park vehicle tag.
Areas designated for vehicles that have obtained a parking permit that hangs from their rear view mirror.
Street Maintenance Signs
Check the street maintenance signs on your block to determine what day and time there are restrictions for parking.
Parking in Alley
It is unlawful for the owner/operator of any vehicle to park or leave unattended, except for immediate delivery, on any part of the right of way of any alley.
Village Vehicle Tag
Every car owner is required to obtain a Village vehicle sticker for each car registered with the Secretary of State to your Elmwood Park address. This must be done as soon as possible after moving into the Village or after purchasing a new car.
No part of the vehicle is allowed to be on the sidewalk. The sidewalk must be clear and unobstructed of the vehicle.
Parking within 3 feet of the driveway entrance of a public or private drive is prohibited.
Parking is prohibited on parkways. The parkway is considered to be the area between the sidewalk and the street.
A vehicle is considered to be abandoned if it has not been moved for a period of 7 days. The vehicle may then be removed from the street by authority of the Elmwood Park Police Department.
We value the concerns of all of our seniors. There are many activities for seniors throughout the year.
The Village Senior’s Club meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, except for July and August.
For information on the senior activities contact, Tina Gordon at 708-452-7300.
Read More (Senior Services page link)